Bishop Wordsworth's School to get 100 solar panels

Bishop Wordsworth's School to get 100 solar panels

Published by Jack Deery at 5:50am 27th February 2020. (Updated at 6:53am 27th February 2020)

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A planning application submitted in November has been approved by Wiltshire Council.

101 solar panels will be placed on the roof of the sports hall at the Salisbury grammar school.

The application was sent in on behalf of The Schools' Energy Co-operative, who have been working with Salisbury Community Energy to install more of them across the city. 

It's aiming to reduce the school's carbon footprint and electricity bills. 

Bishops wordsworth school
Where the solar panels will be placed

They got support from Salisbury City Council throughout the process, who said that it was "in accordance with their Climate Change declarations".

WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE

As part of their conditions to approve the application, all panels will be black in colour, so that they're less visible.

Solar panels on Bishop Wordsworth School
They will be placed on the six parts of the sports hall roof

It has an expected productive life of above 35 years and they say it will substantially reduce CO2 emissions. 

The panels will be split between 6 south facing aspects of the roof of the sports hall. 

Solar panels on Bishop Wordsworth School side view
Side view of the planned panels

It's being funded by Salisbury Community Energy, who raised almost £213,000 at the end of last year by offering the public a chance to buy shares. 

They had plans to get solar panels on a number five different sites across Salisbury, after putting some in Highpost and on St Martin's Primary School. 

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